Obviously, we need, desperately need, a WBT Critical Thinking game. And equally obviously, it would move from simpler to solve critical thinking puzzles to more difficult puzzles. Ideally, the game would be simple to play and apply to any subject area or grade level. But the question is, how would the game start??? Coach B won't spill the beans until a really large number of comments (likes don't count) indicate Wibbeteers are eager for the answer.
This one had me stumped. I thought he meant an actual game, and imagined how we could start a game in the classroom.
The sentence frame below is the simplest, most flexible Coach B can imagine. Adjust the seed word(s) to your grade level. Lower grades use words like dog, cat, soccer; upper grades use words like algebra, the quadratic equation, the Constitution, erosion, Of Mice and Men. Set up games where pairs of students try to fill in the blanks as many times as possible in a minute or two.
But now the worrisome news. Coach B will help you to the degree you build enrollment in Coach B University. We have 10,000 likes and only 80 or so teachers enrolled??? Oh, no!
Contact friends, family, colleagues, the weird kids next door and POUR ON THE COMMENTS to Coach B's answer ... don't let CBU go on vacation! If 80 people bring in 5 friends each, then our dear Coach willl keep the lessons coming. It's all on you.
So I was VERY wrong...
I wasn't thinking about how the game would be played.
I would definitely want to learn more about playing this game, maybe even see a video of it in action!
Let's see if I do better in Lesson four.
Come and play along!